Writing Support Services Resources

Resources on writing for jobs

Cover letter
CV/resume
Teaching philosophy
Research statement
Handbooks
Others

Video Resources

Digital Tools 

  • 750 Words
    This website helps you develop the habit of writing 750 words a day.
  • Grammarly.com
    As you type, Grammarly flags writing errors and offers suggestions on correcting them. 
  • Merriam-Webster Online
    An online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation

Blogs

All purpose handbooks

Online writing handouts 
There are many online writing centers and writing center handouts. This list is by no means comprehensive but represents some of the more useful sites.


Library resources
The River Campus Libraries support students with research and writing. For guidance on searching for and referencing education research, visit Eileen Daly-Boas’ home page: https://libguides.lib.rochester.edu/edu. For information on APA style, visit https://libguides.lib.rochester.edu/apa. To get help with reference management software, visit https://libguides.lib.rochester.edu/referencemanagers 

Paid consulting services guidelines

Writing Support Services provides the list below of freelance editors and proofreaders interested in serving Warner School students. This service is not sponsored by Writing Support Services or the school. Users assume any responsibility for the quality, cost or availability of these services.

Who are the freelance editors and proofreaders?

Freelance editors and proofreaders listed have relevant experience. You may ask specific editors/proofreaders to inform you of their experience. They may or may not be Warner School students. Some of the editors/proofreaders are members of the Writing Support Services staff. However, they are offering this service separately from their Writing Support Services work. Fees, method of payment and schedule are to be negotiated between individual editors/proofreaders and clients.

Freelance editors and proofreaders:

Eloquenti
https://eloquenti.com
Eloquenti is an online marketplace of freelancers and scientific experts providing proofreading and editorial services to academics. It was launched by academic researchers who found existing proofreading agencies overpriced and lacking in transparency. Eloquenti is a new and modern platform for editing and writing services, which allows customers to browse freelancer profiles and select professionals based on reviews, subject matter expertise, and pricing.

Taryn Aldrich
taryn@tarynaldrich.com
Taryn Aldrich is a professional editor who offers copy editing services and writing coaching to graduate students and academic faculty, many of whom are non-native English speakers. Her editing work spans a variety of disciplines, including STEM fields. She focuses on editing scholarly manuscripts and dissertations prior to publication. She also works on grant and research proposals, CVs and job applications, and similar materials. She holds an MA in Professional Writing in addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees in the humanities and social sciences. She previously managed a university writing center and worked in educational publishing. Her clients’ articles have been published in a variety of top-tier journals. Taryn Aldrich resume

Sharon Bear
BearWrite@aol.com
Sharon Bear has been providing editing services for faculty in education and related fields for 30 years. She is currently the faculty editor for the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University at Orange, California; Center for Hearing and Deafness at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the State University of New York at Albany, as well as the manuscript editor for Issues in Teacher Education (a journal of the California Council on Teacher Education). She has a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialty in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Southern California. She has been working privately with faculty and doctoral students since 1985, assisting with the design and organization, as well as the editing of proposals, journal articles, books and research papers. In addition, she has edited books in the areas of education, psychology and social work. Sharon Bear resume

Johanna Bond, LMHC
jbondperspectives@gmail.com
www.perspectivesroc.com
Johanna Bond is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice at Perspectives Mental Health Counseling. She is also a freelance writer and editor. She has written previously for the New York Times Well blog, and the Huffington Post blog. She gained editing experience as a literary editorial intern for Little, Brown, and currently offers editing services through her business, Perspectives' Pen. She offers editing for academic writing, creative writing (including non-fiction blogs as well as fiction), and writing in the mental health field. Johanna Bond resume

Amy Calabrese-Metcalfe
(585) 314-9773
Amy Calabrese-Metcalfe has more than 15 years of experience in writing and editing. She has worked as a writer and editor for Garden Design, Glamour, The New York Times Magazine and Rochester Magazine. She has also worked as a writer, editor and proofreader for RIT and the University of Rochester.

Janine Carlock
janinecarlockcoach@gmail.com
Carlock has taught ESL for more than 25 years, composition for 15 years and worked in a writing center for more than 20 years. For more than 20 years she has also done freelance editing for grad/PhD students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and around the world in engineering, bioinformatics, health and rehabilitation sciences, philosophy, business and other fields. She finds joy in editing and is committed to helping writers make their writing the best it can be. She has written four books on writing: The ESL Writer's Handbook and Workbook and The International Student's Guide to Writing a Research Paper with co-authors and a solo book called Information Literacy: A Guide to Finding, Evaluating and Citing Sources.

Emily Daniels
emilyad@gmail.com
https://drdanielsacademicconsulting.com/
Emily A. Daniels is a PhD coach, academic editor and mentor. Her PhD in Teaching, Curriculum, and Change is from the Warner School of Education, where her research focused on transformative urban educators. She has more than 20 years’ experience teaching, training and supporting students in pursuit of their education and dreams, and she loves a good reference list. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at the Indiana Institute of Technology in the PhD in Global Leadership program, as well as the founder of Dr. Daniels Academic Consulting. Her business focuses on supporting master’s and doctoral level students through the challenges of academia, with a particular focus on fostering a strong mentoring relationship as well as academic writing. She adores the process of helping students climb that doctoral mountain! Additionally, she donates a portion of every project to social justice causes. Emily Daniels resume

Rose Ernst
rose@roseernst.net
https://roseernst.net/
Rose Ernst is a developmental editor and writing coach specializing in social sciences, as well as history, law and interdisciplinary social sciences/humanities. Ernst offers revise and resubmit services, Institutional Review Board application review and fellowship application review. She supports writers in producing coherent, elegant and persuasive research papers, journal articles, theses/dissertations and books. Rose Ernst resume

Martha J. Hoff
info@phd-ready.com
martha@mhoff.org
(716) 361-3593 
Different students, learners, and writers have their own ways in which they transfer their voice, knowledge and passion into the written word. But frequently, poor organization, APA formatting complexities and grammatical issues distract the reader’s attention from even the most profound and ground breaking research. Since 2002 Martha Hoff has taught and worked with a vast number of graduate students. From course papers, theses, dissertation proposals and dissertations she has worked with students, guiding them to put their ideas and thoughts into clear, fluid prose. With a deep understanding of how to overcome the challenges inherent in the writing step of the dissertation journey, Hoff founded PhD-Ready, a dissertation writing support service. She is passionate about and truly enjoys the academic editing process, and delights in that sense of accomplishment that comes when good ideas shine through clear, concise writing. Hoff's educational background includes a PhD in Teaching and Curriculum from the Warner School of Education (the impact of mobile technology on literacy practices), M.Ed. from Canisius College in Buffalo (Reading Specialist), and a B.A.Sc. in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph.  Martha Hoff resume

Gail Hosking
(585) 721-5236
r.gail.hosking@gmail.com
www.gailhosking.org
Gail Hosking is the author of the memoir Snake's Daughter (University of Iowa Press) and the poetry chapbook The Tug. For over two decades her essays and poetry have been published often in literary journals and anthologized in books. She has worked as a professional writing consultant at RIT, a professor of English and the University Writing Program, an editor for the Harvard Law School journals and a proofreader for an ad agency. Gail Hosking resume

Jennifer King, Ph.D.
jennifer.m.king.phd@gmail.com
Jennifer King is a freelance reviewer and editor (in addition to being a secondary ELA educator). She pursued her doctoral studies at the Warner School from 2005 to 2013, earning her Ph.D. in Teaching, Curriculum and Change in 2013. Her specialization is English education and adolescent literacies. While at Warner, she was a coordinator and tutor for Writing Support Services from 2005 to 2008 and the acting director of the secondary English education program from 2009 to 2011. She serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and reviews for English Education; she has also published in these peer-reviewed journals. Her goal is to support people on their doctoral journeys, and to that end, she seeks to understand client needs and then adapt services and timelines accordingly. She is available for reviewing and editing services for comprehensive exams, dissertation proposals, dissertation drafts, journal article manuscripts and conference proposals and presentations. She is also available to assist with master’s theses.

Carmel Priore-Garlock
cpgwriter@gmail.com
585 729-4969
Carmel Priore-Garlock is a professional writer and editor, with experience spanning the sectors of education, business, and industry. She has provided research editing services at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, St. John Fisher College, Roberts Wesleyan College, the Cary Graphic Arts Press, Urban Choice Charter School and the George Eastman House. Carmel Priore-Garlock resume

Quick Brown Fox Consulting
Alice Daer and Carrie Gillon
quickbrownfoxconsulting.com
(480) 359-7485
Alice Daer and Carrie Gillon are the co-founders of Quick Brown Fox Consulting. They are two former “R1” university professors with more than 40 combined years of teaching writing, conducting research,and publishing scholarship. They read and respond to work across STEM, Social Sciences and Humanities. Alice Daer has a PhD in Writing and Rhetoric from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked with writers for more than 20 years, helping them overcome their anxiety and meet their goals. Carrie Gillon has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of British Columbia and specializes in dissertation, thesis, manuscript, and article editing, proofreading and formatting, including APA, Chicago/Turabian, AMA and Bluebook. Quick Brown Fox Consulting provides one-on-one mentoring and coaching appointments, one-off reviews of documents before they’re sent off for publication, and editing/formatting services. Alice Daer resume - Carrie Gillon resume

Patricia Roesch 
proesch@rochester.rr.com
(585) 671-0725
Patricia Roesch’s freelance editing is done primarily with dissertations, theses, and journal papers for students and faculty of colleges and universities, including several schools of the University of Rochester (Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Dentistry, Arts and Sciences, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education), the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, St. John Fisher and RIT. Patricia Roesch resume

Running Ink
Katie Lang & Taylor Duncan 
info@runninginkwriting.com
(412) 443-5701
With more than 15 years of combined experience in graduate level writing and research, Katie Lang and Taylor Duncan are co-founders of Running Ink, an editing, proofreading and coaching service. Katie Lang is an Assistant Professor of English at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds an MA in Literary & Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a BA in English from Duquesne University and a PA Secondary English Education Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Lang has worked as a private writing consultant, tutor and editor for the past 13 years. Taylor Duncan is a full-time librarian at a university with a student body of more than 95 percent graduate students. She holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Literary & Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in English from Duquesne University. Aside from librarianship, Duncan has held positions as a tutor, technical writer, copy editor and QA analyst. Running Ink specializes in dissertation, thesis, manuscript, and essay editing and proofreading, ESL/ELL editing and proofreading, resume/CV editing and proofreading, transcription, research and academic coaching, and style formatting including APA, MLA, Chicago, CBE. Katie Lang resume - Taylor Duncan resume

Elizabeth Schiavoni
(603) 965-5400
lifesciencewriting@gmail.com
Elizabeth Schiavoni is a freelance medical and science writer who works with writers from diverse disciplines. She has worked through the writing center at the University at Buffalo since 2016 and is known for meeting needs of writers with learning disabilities. 

Stephanie Webster
(585) 797-8866
Warner doctoral student and Writing Support Services consultant
steffwebster@gmail.com
Stephanie Webster has taught both academic and creative writing from middle school through college and currently works for Writing Support Services. Before coming to Warner, she taught high school English for four years and also worked as a private tutor providing English language instruction for both native speakers and English Language Learners.

Susan Williams
(706) 621-2638
susanwilliamswriting@gmail.com
Susan Williams works with clients who are preparing papers for academic admission, conference presentations and publication in various academic journals. She has extensive experience editing for tenure-track professors seeking publication in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals, with several manuscripts having been published. Williams also has experience editing application essays and personal statements for students seeking admission into various academic programs. She has TESOL certification and specializes in editing for non-native English speakers. Subjects in which Williams has experience include applied linguistics, digital learning, TESOL, pharmacology, finance, architecture, computer science and engineering. She edits using the track changes feature in Microsoft Word, LATEX (LyX) and Overleaf. Williams prides herself on providing exemplary and timely editing services. Susan Williams resume

Clare Zuraw
clarezuraw@gmail.com
Clare Zuraw is a Warner School graduate (MS ’09) who has worked with English language learners for ten years. She has taught academic writing at Baltimore City Community College and Michigan Technological University and provides editing services specializing in the needs of second language writers. Clare Zuraw resume

Susanna Thornhill
writingcoach@susannathornhill.com
Susanna Thornhill is a literacy educator with more than twenty years’ experience in elementary and adult education. A long-time fan of words, she began her elementary teaching career instructing second language learners in Thailand. Susanna pursued her doctoral studies at Arizona State University, where she and four other female colleagues formed the Fab Five and supported one another across their dissertation finish lines in 2011. The camaraderie, empathy, and stamina nurtured in this group formed the basis by which Susanna supports other academic writers to meet their academic goals. After earning tenure and spending six years coaching doctoral students in a faculty role, Susanna now enjoys collaborating one-on-one with clients seeking writing support for their tenure process or doctoral journey. She specializes in using the track changes feature in Word to offer high-quality developmental editing to strengthen writers’ academic voice in dissertations, theses, comprehensive exams, and article manuscripts. APA proofreading and formatting are also available. Writers who are interested can also consult with Susanna via Zoom on a short or long-term basis, to better understand their writing challenges and obtain tailored support to grow their skills. Susanna Thornhill resume